Upton Park plays host to visitors from Merseyside.
Liverpool travel to Upton Park in search of some much needed points. Brendan Rodgers has steadied the ship after a poor start to the season but a run of just one defeat in ten is not as pleasing on the eye when you take into account that the Merseyside outfit drew five of those encounters.
West Ham will be buoyed by their excellent comeback win over Chelsea last weekend and with just one defeat at home this term Sam Allardyce’s side will be confident of another big performance from his side, who have taken to life back in the top tier with aplomb thus far this season.
Venue Upton Park
Last season n/a
Referee Lee Probert
This season’s matches 10 Y29, R1, 3.00 cards per game
Odds West Ham 9-5 Liverpool 29-20 Draw 9-4
Subs from Spiegel, Demel, Taylor, Potts, Spence, Tomkins, Moncur, O’Neil, Fanimo, Benayoun, Hall
Doubtful McCartney (ankle), Benayoun (knee)
Injured Collison (knee, 26 Dec), Carroll (knee, Jan), Vaz Te (shoulder, Jan), Diarra (thigh, unknown)
Ineligible Carroll (terms of loan deal)
Form guide WLLDWD
Disciplinary record Y32 R0
Leading scorer Nolan 5
Subs from Jones, Gulacsi, Carragher, Coates, Sahin, Henderson, Assaidi, Morgan, Robinson, Yesil, Cole, Pacheco, Sinclair
Doubtful Gerrard (illness), Sahin (nose)
Injured Borini (Jan), Kelly (knee, Mar)
Suspended Suárez (one match)
Form guide WLDWDD
Disciplinary record Y21 R2
Leading scorer Suárez 10
In 32 Premier League matches between the clubs, Liverpool have won 19 and West Ham just six.
West Ham’s biggest league win against Liverpool at Upton Park came in September 1930, a 7-0 victory. Liverpool’s biggest league win at West Ham was a 5-1 success in September 1965.
The Hammers have not managed back-to-back wins in the league this season.
They have the fifth-best home record in the Premier League.
Sam Allardyce’s side are the only team in the Premier League yet to concede a headed goal this season.
They have yet to receive a red card this season.
The Reds have won five of 15 Premier League games this term.
Against Southampton, they attempted 19 shots on goal – their most in the Premier League so far.
Luis Suarez has scored 10 league goals in 15 games, just one shy of last season’s Premier League total.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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